The Problem and Its Settings
The surge in popularity of social media in recent years has changed how we use the internet. But most importantly, how we study and how we learn. Social media has given us the ability to share ideas, feelings, and information at unbelievable speed. We can now communicate faster and wither greater efficiency with our lecturers and professors. Students can utilize social media by posting and sharing notes and lectures online, or watch a video pertaining to yesterday’s history class. Social media is not just limited to students, but many professors are now communicating with their students and peers via online. But social media is so ...view middle of the document...
The theoretical framework of this study is derived from a theory by Katz, Elihu (1959) which is the Uses and Gratification Theory (UGT). His theory is an approach to understanding why and how people actively seek out specific media to satisfy specific needs. UGT is an audience-centered approach to understanding mass communication. Diverging from other media effect theories that question “what do media do to people?” UGT focuses on “what do people do with media?
This theory is positivistic in its approach, and focuses on communication at the mass media scale. The driving question of UGT is why do people use media and what do they use them for? UGT discusses how users deliberately choose media that will satisfy given needs and allow one to enhance knowledge, relation, social interactions/companionship, diversion, or escape. It assumes that audience members are not passive consumers of media but rather the audience has power over their media consumption and assumes an active role in interpreting and integrating media into their own lives. Unlike other theoretical perspectives, UGT holds that audiences are responsible for choosing media to meet their desires and needs to achieve gratification.
This study is aimed to determine the effects of social media in the study habits of junior nursing students in relation to academic performance The independent variables represents the different study habits used by the students. The dependent variables represents the results of the different learning styles in relation to the academic performance of the students.
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The Effects of Social Media in the Study Habits of Junior Nursing Students in Relation to the Academic Performance.
Statement of the Problem
This research is aimed to identify the effects of the social media in the study habits of the junior nursing students in academic performance. It is important to know if social media has any good or bad effects on our study habits of junior nursing students so that we may better understand the factors that contribute to academic performance. The following questions will help us determine and understand the effects of social media.
1) What are the effects of social media in the study habits of juniors nursing students in relation to their academic performance?
2) What is the general average grade of respondents in NCM 104-105?
3) Is there a significant relationship between the effects of social media in the study habits of junior nursing students in relation to their general average grade in NCM 104-105?
Statement of the Hypothesis
The following null hypotheses were tested in this study.
H1: There is no significant relationship between the effects of social media in the study habits of junior nursing students in relation to their academic performance.